Counsel Jennifer Meyer Chagnon was a panelist in the USPTO’s PTAB Boardside Chat “Learn about handling issues that typically arise during an AIA proceeding before the PTAB” webinar on Thursday, January 18th. The webinar discussed issues typically arising during an America Invents Act (AIA) proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).


Topics during the webinar included:

  • Preparing a patent owner preliminary response
  • Preparing a patent owner response
  • Motions to amend
  • New arguments
  • Motions to strike

A panel of PTAB judges and practitioners shared practical tips and discussed strategies that may be effective before the Board. The panel featured:

  • Michael Zecher, Lead Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB
  • Donna Praiss, Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB
  • Michelle Armond, Partner, Armond Wilson LLP
  • Jennifer Chagnon, Counsel, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

A question-and-answer session followed the presentation.